By the Book

By the Book

As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter-Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women. So when a girl at her new high school nearly succumbs to the wiles of a notorious cad, Mary starts compiling the Scoundrel Survival Guide, a rundown of literary types to be avoided at all costs.

Unfortunately, Mary is better at dishing out advice than taking it—and the number one bad boy on her list is terribly debonair. As her best intentions go up in flames, Mary discovers life doesn’t follow the same rules as fiction. If she wants a happy ending IRL, she’ll have to write it herself.

Title:By the Book
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780358156611
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  • ? A ?

    When a cover is this beautiful, you better pray that the contents match. 😍...

  • Mariah

    I'll just be here, trying to manage my expectations between the beautiful cover and the punny tittle. ...

  • Abbie | epochnovels

    The perfect YA rom-com for Jane Austen nerds.As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter-Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women. So when a girl ...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    DNF! at 55% . I just did not like our main female character. She was judgmental and praised for it and the whole book was going nowhere. I felt like there was no plot. I was stuck between being bored ...

  • ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    The cover attracted me at first but after reading the synopsis and seeing this quote."If she wants a happy ending IRL, she’ll have to write it herself."Yeah, bring it on girl. Count me in. Looking f...

  • Bree Lauren

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.A personal anecdote for you that, I swear, relates to this book: I work with a lot of ivy league graduates of the scholarly nature and our ...

  • Dahlia

    This book was *delightful,* and I can’t even imagine how much more I would’ve enjoyed it if I were a fan of the classics. It was so much more friendship-centric than I had anticipated (think Emma ...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»

    Title: By the BookSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Amanda SelletRelease date: May 12, 2020Cliffhanger: noGenre: young adultI was desperate to read this book the minute I saw it. I'm a sucker for bookish her...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    a novel of PROSE and cons....| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | Reddit | LinkedIn | YouTube | ...

  • Helen Power

    This was such a cute book! I had a hard time with the language at first, and I almost DNFed after the first chapter. Mary only reads classic literature and the way she talks and thinks reflects this. ...